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  • Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests Mar 20, 2019
      JUNEAU – Monday, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his devastating cuts to vital state services. He announced five locations: Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai, Nome, and Fairbanks. On March 19, 2019, details surfaced that the events are private and paid for by Americans for Prosperity – Alaska, which is founded and funded by […]
  • Resource Development is Good for our Health Mar 20, 2019
      It seems as though we are constantly beating back the regressive ideas that the development of our abundant resources is bad, businesses are bad, people who work for businesses are bad, and on and on. Generally, our response to these views has something to do with revenue to the State of Alaska, jobs and […]
  • Final 2019 Native Issues Forum Mar 20, 2019
  • Proposal Would Allow PFD Donations to General Fund Mar 19, 2019
      JUNEAU – A bill was introduced in the Alaska Senate this week to give Alaskans the option of donating all or a portion of their Permanent Fund dividends (PFDs) directly to the state’s general fund.   “Many Alaskans have told me they wouldn’t mind giving up a portion of their dividends to pay for state […]
  • March 19th, 1931 Mar 19, 2019
  • New Partnership Launches First in the Nation Training for Comprehensive Forensic Documentation Mar 19, 2019
      March 19, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Health have partnered to offer the Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy (ACFTA), designed to provide nurses and health care providers with important skills and tools to assist victims of trauma with an […]
  • West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions Mar 19, 2019
    The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns and populations of other ocean predators, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report.   The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm […]
  • Soldotna Man Arrested after Strangling Family Member and Thowing them down the Stairs Tuesday Mar 19, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to an address in Soldotna in reference to a serious domestic violence incident just after midnight on Tuesday morning. When they arrived at the scene of the reported assault at 12:22 am, they opened an investigation and contacted 23-year-old Shane David Blumentritt. The investigation revealed that Blumentritt had attempted […]
  • Soldotna Woman Arrested on Weapons Charges following DV Incident Mar 19, 2019
      A distraught  Soldotna woman with a handgun prompted a state trooper response to a Soldotna residence on Monday evening, troopers reported on the trooper dispatch. Troopers responded to the address at 6: 52 pm on Monday in reference to a woman who had fired a handgun in the home while issuing threats. They contacted 56-year-old […]
  • Governor Dunleavy Announces Statewide Roadshow to Outline Permanent Fiscal Plan for Alaska Mar 19, 2019
      Juneau, AK – Monday, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy announced “A Statewide Discussion for a Permanent Fiscal Plan” a series of community focused discussions and meetings to outline a permanent fiscal plan for Alaska, including the vision behind his FY2020 budget proposal and a package of constitutional amendments meant to address the state’s long-term […]

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Senator Olson Offers to Pay for Public Space in Nome for Governor Dunleavy’s Town Hall

Senator Olson Offers to Pay for Public Space in Nome for Governor Dunleavy’s Town Hall

  Offer would turn the Governor’s town hall into a public event without terms and conditions placed on rural residents JUNEAU – On Monday, March 18, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his proposed budget cuts. On Tuesday, the public became aware that the events in…

Trump Escalates Feud, Calling Aide’s Spouse the ‘Husband From Hell’

Trump Escalates Feud, Calling Aide’s Spouse the ‘Husband From Hell’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his feud Wednesday with the spouse of one of his top aides, Kellyanne Conway, calling George Conway “a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!” Trump attacked George Conway for the second day in a row after the conservative Republican lawyer and critic…

Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests

Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests

  JUNEAU – Monday, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his devastating cuts to vital state services. He announced five locations: Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai, Nome, and Fairbanks. On March 19, 2019, details surfaced that the events are private and paid for by Americans for Prosperity –…

Proposal Would Allow PFD Donations to General Fund

Proposal Would Allow PFD Donations to General Fund

  JUNEAU – A bill was introduced in the Alaska Senate this week to give Alaskans the option…

Representative Claman Files Bill Strengthening Alaska’s Theft Laws

Representative Claman Files Bill Strengthening Alaska’s Theft Laws

  HB98 gives law enforcement, prosecutors additional tools to address property theft JUNEAU – Friday, House Judiciary Chair…

Trump Issues Veto to Protect Emergency Wall Funding

Trump Issues Veto to Protect Emergency Wall Funding

  U.S. President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overriding a congressional measure and…

Senate Democrats Issue Letter to Governor Dunleavy on Statutorily Required Fiscal Plan

Senate Democrats Issue Letter to Governor Dunleavy on Statutorily Required Fiscal Plan

  JUNEAU – Wednesday, Senate Democrats sent a letter to Governor Michael Dunleavy expressing concerns about his ongoing…

Senator Murkowski Votes to Uphold Separation of Powers

Senator Murkowski Votes to Uphold Separation of Powers

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after voting on House Joint…

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